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Assistant Professor
Director of Yale Phonetics Laboratory
Research Scientist, Haskins Laboratories

Department of Linguistics
Yale University
370 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06520-8366

Email: jelena.krivokapic@yale.edu


Education 

Ph.D., 2007 Department of Linguistics, University of Southern California
M.A., 2003 Department of Linguistics, University of Southern California
M.A., 1998 Department of English Studies, Georg August University Göttingen, Germany


Research Interests

The effects of prosodic structure on articulation
Articulatory characterization of spoken language
The planning of prosodic structure, specifically the question of incrementality
Other interests: syntax, morphology, neurolinguistics

Dissertation title: The planning, production, and perception of prosodic structure. pdf
Advisor: Dani Byrd


Publications

J. Krivokapić. (accepted). Rhythm and convergence between Speakers of American and Indian English. Laboratory Phonology.

S. Fuchs, C. Petrone, J. Krivokapić, & P. Hoole. (in press). Acoustic and respiratory evidence for utterance planning in German. Journal of Phonetics. pdf

J. Krivokapić, & D. Byrd. (2012). Prosodic boundary strength: An articulatory and perceptual study. Journal of Phonetics, 40, 430-442. pdf

J. Krivokapić. (2012). Prosodic planning in speech production. In Susanne Fuchs, Melanie Weihrich, Daniel Pape, Pascal Perrier (eds.) Speech planning and dynamics. Peter Lang, pp. 157-190. pdf

C. Petrone, S. Fuchs, & J. Krivokapić. (2011). Consequences of working memory differences and phrasal length on pause duration and fundamental frequency. Proceedings of the 9th International Seminar on Speech Production, Montréal, Canada. 393-400. pdf

J. Krivokapić. (2010). Speech planning and phrase length. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Speech Prosody, Chicago 2010. Paper number 311. pdf

S. Fuchs, P. Hoole, D. Vornwald, A. Gwinner, H. Velkov, & J. Krivokapić. (2008). The control of speech breathing in relation to the upcoming sentence. Proceedings of the 8th International Seminar on Speech Production. Strasbourg. 77-80. pdf

H. Nam, E. Saltzman, J. Krivokapić, & L. Goldstein. (2008). Modeling the durational difference of stressed vs. unstressed syllables. In Proceedings of the 8th Phonetic Conference of China (PCC 2008), Beijing, China. pdf

E. Saltzman, H. Nam, J. Krivokapić & L. Goldstein. (2008). A task-dynamic toolkit for modeling the effects of prosodic structure on articulation. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Speech Prosody, Campinas, Brazil. 175-184. pdf

J. Krivokapić. (2007). Prosodic planning: Effects of phrasal length and complexity on pause duration. Journal of Phonetics, 35, 162-179. pdf

D. Byrd, J. Krivokapić, & S. Lee. (2006). How far, how long: On the temporal scope of phrase boundary effects. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 120, 1589-1599. pdf

S. Lee, D. Byrd, &  J. Krivokapić.(2006). Functional data analysis of prosodic effects on articulatory timing. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 119, 1666-1671. pdf

J. Krivokapić. (2006). Putting things into perspective: The function of the dative in adjectival constructions in Serbian. In Datives and Other Cases: Between Argument Structure and Event Structure, (eds.) Daniel Hole, André Meinunger & Werner Abraham. Amsterdam: Benjamins. 301-329. pdf

J. Krivokapić. (2005). Crosslinguistic perspective: The case of the dative. In Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 13: The South Carolina Meeting, (eds.) Steven Franks, Frank Y. Gladney & Mila Tasseva-Kurktchieva. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Michigan Slavic Publications. 159-169. pdf

J. Krivokapić. (1999). The -ing-affixation. An approach towards a classification. In Verbal Projections, (ed.) Hero Janssen. Tübingen: Niemeyer. 45-65.


Presentations and Published Abstracts

J. Krivokapić. (2012, invited oral presentation). Rhythm and convergence between speakers of American and Indian English. Conference on Laboratory Phonology 13, July 27-29, 2012 Stuttgart, Germany.

J. Krivokapić. (2012). Rhythm and timing: Linguistic-phonetic perspectives, Discussant at the Workshop “Perspectives on rhythm and timing”, July 19-21, 2012, Glasgow, Scotland.

J. Krivokapić. (2011). Rhythmic conversion between speakers of different dialects. Talk presented at the 162nd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Diego, California, November 2011. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 130(4):2568. Abstract

C. Petrone, S. Fuchs, & J. Krivokapić. (2011). Consequences of working memory differences and phrasal length on pause duration and fundamental frequency. Poster presented at the 9th International Seminar on Speech Production, Montréal, Canada.

J. Krivokapić. (2011). Prosodic and segmental conversion between speakers of different dialects. Poster presented at the 161st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America Seattle, Washington, May 2011. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 129(4): 2658. pdf

S. Fuchs, C. Petrone, & J. Krivokapić. (2010). Is the length of a sentence pre-planned? Evidence from breathing control, pause and f0. Talk presented at the Summer School CPMSP2 2010: "Cognitive and Physical Models of Speech Production, Speech Perception and Production-Perception Interaction, Part III: Planning and Dynamics", Berlin, September 27-October 1, 2010.

J. Krivokapić & D. Byrd. (2010). Prosodic boundaries and what they tell us about the nature of gestural goals in production. Poster presented at the Conference on Laboratory Phonolongy 12, July 8-10, 2010, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

S. Fuchs, J. Krivokapić, & S. Jannedy. (2010). Prosodic boundaries in German: Final lengthening in spontaneous speech. Poster presented at the 159th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America Baltimore, Maryland, April 2010. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 127(3,2):1851. Abstract

J. Krivokapić. (2010). Prosodic interaction between speakers of American and British English. Poster presented at the 159th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America Baltimore, Maryland, April 2010. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 127(3,2):1851. Abstract pdf

J. Krivokapić. (2010). Prosodic structure: Local and distant effects of phrase length on pause duration. Talk presented at the 84th Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Baltimore, Maryland, January 2010.

J. Krivokapić. (2009). Prosodic planning: Local and distant effects of phrase length on pause duration. Poster presented at the 157th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Portland, Oregon, May 2009. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 125(4,2):2573. Abstract

Byrd, D. & J. Krivokapić. (2008, Invited Oral Presentation). Prosodic variation: Understanding scope, categoricity, and recursion in speech production and perception. Talk given at the 155th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Paris, France, July 2008. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123(5,2):3423. Abstract

Nam H., Saltzman E., Krivokapić J. & L. Goldstein. (2008) Modeling the durational difference of stressed vs. unstressed syllables. Phonetics Conference of China, Beijing, China.

Krivokapić, J. 2008. Phrase length and prosodic complexity effects on pause duration. Poster presented at the workshop "Experimental and theoretical advances in prosody", Ithaca, NY.

Fuchs, S., Krivokapić, J. & A. Busler. 2007. Prosodische Grenzphänomene in satzinitialer Position. ZAS Berlin, 8. 11. 2007

Krivokapić, J. & S. Ananthakrishnan. 2007. Gradiency and categoricity in prosodic boundary production and perception. Poster presented at the 154th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2007. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 122(5,2):3020. Abstract

J. Krivokapić. An experimental inquiry into the relation of prosodic boundary perception and articulation. Talk presented at the 81st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Anaheim, California, 4-7 January 2007.

J. Krivokapić. (2006). Phrasal length and complexity effects on inter-phrase pause duration. Poster presented at the 152nd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Honolulu, Hawaii, November 2006. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 120:3090. Abstract

J. Krivokapić. (2006). The scope of effect of prosodic boundaries in articulation. Poster presented at the 151st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Providence, Rhode Island, June 2006. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 119:3304. Abstract

J. Krivokapić. (2006). The interpretation of pauses. Prosodic structure in speech planning. Presented at the USC Graduate Student Symposium "Interdisciplinary approaches to psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic research: Investigating speech perception and production," Los Angeles, California, February 2006.

J. Krivokapić. (2006). The scope of prosodic boundary effects across varying prosodic categories. Presented at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Albuquerque, New Mexico, January 2006.

D. Byrd, J. Krivokapić, & S. Lee. (2004). On the temporal scope of boundary effects in articulation. Poster presented at the 148th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Diego, California, November 2004. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 116:2643. Abstract

J. Krivokapić. (2004). Relating the performance and perception of phrasal boundaries. Poster presented at the 148th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Diego, California, November 2004. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 116:2643. Abstract

J. Krivokapić. (2004). Prosodic complexity and phrase length as factors in pause duration. Poster presented at the 147th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, New York, New York, May 2004. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 115:2398. Abstract

J. Krivokapić. (2004). Putting things into perspective - the role of the dative. Presented at Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 13, Columbia, SC, and at the workshop "Datives and Similar Cases," at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Germany, Mainz, Germany, February 2004.


Invited Talks

Prosodic boundaries in articulation. Talk to be given at the University of Massachussets, Amherst, December 2012.

Prosody and articulatory gestures. Speaker at the workshop “Prosody in the Wider World”, 30 May to 1 June 2012, Cologne, Germany.

Krivokapić, J. Prosodic planning in speech. Summer School CPMSP2 - 2010 "Cognitive and Physical Models of Speech Production, Speech Perception and Production-Perception Interaction" Part III: Planning and Dynamics Berlin -- September 27-October 1, 2010

Krivokapić, J. The production and perception of prosodic structure. Phonology Circle MIT, May 2009.

Krivokapić, J. Prosodic structure in production and perception. University of Pennsylvania, Department of Linguistics, March 2009.

Krivokapić, J. Temporal and structural properties of prosodic boundaries in production and perception USC, Department of Linguistics, May 2008.

Saltzman E., Nam H., Krivokapić, J & Goldstein L. A task-dynamic toolkit for modeling the effects of prosodic structure on articulation. Speech Prosody 2008, Campina, Brazil 2008.

Krivokapić, J. Temporal and structural properties of prosodic boundaries, NYU, Department of Linguistics, April 2008.

Krivokapić, J. Temporal properties of prosodic boundaries: Structure, production & perception. University of Yale, Department of Linguistics, February 2007.

Krivokapić, J. Temporal properties of prosodic boundaries: Planning, production & perception. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Linguistics, December 2006.

J. Krivokapić. (2005). The phonetics of silence: Understanding the role of prosody in speech planning. UCLA Psycholinguistic Seminar. Invited talk, October 2005.


Academic Memberships

Member of the Linguistic Society of America since 2005
Student Member of the Acoustical Society of America 2004-2008
Associate Member of the Acoustical Society of America 2008-2012
Full Member of the Acoustical Society of America since 2012
Member of the Association for Laboratory Phonology since 2011


Awards and Fellowships

Raymond H. Stetson Scholarship in Phonetics and Speech Science, Acoustical Society of America, 2005

Elected by the Executive Council to Full Member of the Acoustical Society of America, 2012